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Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

This week ... the new "Birth of a Nation," "Roots," the French Resistance, constitutional amendments, and more.

Social Media News: This Week

This week ... Blair Kelley, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Rebecca Rideal, John Fea, Niall Ferguson, and more!

Crazy, Fascinating & Horrifying: Latest Edition

A Civil War wedding, Galileo's overrated, a history of swearing, the barbed wire capital of the world, Pig 311, and lots more!

An Unfinished Quest in Education

by Jonathan Zimmerman

Jerome Bruner championed cognitive psychology, an idea schools still struggle to adopt.

How an Outsider President Killed a Party

by Gil Troy

The Whigs chose power over principles when they nominated Zachary Taylor in 1848. The party never recovered.

To Hell and Back: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and American Nuclear Denial

by Peter Lee

Hiroshima from the perspective of the people who died and survived.

Muhammad Ali’s fights outside the ring

by Peniel E. Joseph

Muhammad Ali found himself in many ways adopting the political radicalism of the times.

The clash of generations

by Niall Ferguson

Sanders is supported mainly by the young. Is the great struggle of our time between the generations? Nope.

Is Sean Wilentz’s historical view a good hint for how Clinton would govern?

by Michael Beschloss

If the answer is yes, then we should all be reading his new book.

In Putin’s Russia, History Is Subversive

by Andrew Foxall

Putin is re-writing the past to justify authoritarianism in the present.

Why this UK military historian thinks its high time military leaders speak out in politics

by Professor Hew Strachan

The fear of a coup is remote. Besides, it’s the Americans who dreamed up the separation of the military from politics.

Remembering and Forgetting Repression in China

by Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Each year, Hong Kong gatherings honor the memory of the students, workers, and bystanders slain near Tiananmen Square. And each year, on the mainland, the anniversary is dutifully ignored.

What Enlightenment philosophers would have made of Donald Trump – and the state of American democracy

by Anna Plassart

Trump’s Republican critics are drawing on the Enlightenment as a point of reference.

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